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Does not seem like the dishwasher is drying like it used to. After it has gone through its entire cycle the is steam condensation on all the dishes and the inner door. Previously, at the end of cycle everything was bone dry when it was finished.

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Have you run out of Rinse Aid ?
This has a large effect on drying as well as how clean the dishes come out. Rinse aid [breaks up] the water dispersion, so at the end of the final rinse, the water just falls off the dishes, takes the sediment with it. So with the heat of the final rinse, & less water left on the dishes, they dry better.

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As part of the current ecological, energy-saving, environmentalist-wacko movement, dishwasher makers have cut back on the heating used to dry dishes. In fact in many dishwasher designs, they have eliminated the drying vent altogether, and instead use a condensate or condensation-drying system. In this system, the last rinse cycle is heated to a high temperature, to heat the dishes. The water is then pumped out, and the dishwasher shuts down. The theory is that water will evaporate off the hot dishes, condense on the sides of the dishwasher, and run back down into the sump area. Bosch was one of the first diswashers to do this, and it works fairly well for them. Other manufacturers have tried this, with varying results. Here's what you can do to improve drying:
1. It is imperative that you use rinse-aid (Jet-Dry). This allows more water to flow off the dishes and what flows off does not need to evaporate.
2. If the dishwasher has the options, turn on high-temperature wash and sani-rinse. This gets the dishes hotter for better evaporation.
It is possible that the heater may not be working at all, and that will cause poor washing performance and no drying. This is very rare in dishwashers less than 3 years old. Most likely, poor drying in a new dishwasher is caused because you are not using rinse-aid.


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No, unlikely. For a heated dry function, the water that has been turned to vapor has to go somewhere. In your case it is condensing on the walls of the machine. I would think there has to be a vent in the top of the machine somewhere. Best solution is to open the machine at the end of the cycle and let the steam out.

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My Bosch Dishwasher is not drying my dishes now. The model number is SHE44C05UC.


Hi there,

Unfortunately, it seems that the heating element has failed. The dishwasher uses steam to heat the tub to dry the dishes. I suspect your dishes are also being washed in cold water.

To check this, please run a regular full wash cycle. Allow the washer to fill with water and run for about 10 minutes, then open the door and feel the water temperature in the bottom of the washer. If the water is cold, it's more than likely the heating element has failed.

There are other possible faults which would cause the element not to heat, but these often prevent the dishwasher from completing the cycle. If the water is cold but the dishwasher still drains the water at the end - and completes the cycle - the heating element has probably failed.

Please try this simple test for water temperature and let me know if you need further assistance.

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